Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Virus Strikes Again...

...and I got hit first! It's that pesky cold virus again, of course.

I started having the symptoms when I woke up on Tuesday. It escalated as the day went on. By midnight, it got worse. I woke up at 2 AM with a 102 temperature. Not good. I took some Tylenol and it helped a bit because it brought my temperature down to 100. But when I got up the next morning, it's back to 102 again. Not fun. I just took my medicine diligently and by late afternoon, I was feeling a lot better...although I still sounded 'dreadful'. Today, I'm up and running...err...walking again. I feel little bit of tickle in my throat but I'm trying my best to ignore it and not cough. I actually coughed a little bit last night but not too bad. I'm just crossing my fingers that the virus didn't make a move to anyone here in the house. I tried to do some precautionary measures to avoid that like not letting the little one linger where I've been at in the house. No close contacts with me and Lysol is being sprayed everywhere I go. Let's just hope they worked. We have to wait a few days to see if it did.

I also took the day off yesterday. I just stayed in bed most of the time to help me recuperate faster. I think that helped a lot because I really feel a lot better today. Hopefully I'll continue to get better and can get back to my regular routine soon.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Our Turn

After weeks of nothing but gorgeous weather, we had our share of not so good weather last week. We had rain for a couple of days and it concluded with freezing temperatures towards the end of the week. We actually woke up this morning to what looked like 'light' frosting on the grass. If the cold weather over the weekend didn't kill the grass, that frosting probably did it. I'm also thinking our plants that started to get new leaves during those spring like days we had a couple of weeks ago are probably on the verge of dying now. Oh's still winter so it's expected. We will have a couple more days of 'cold temps' and after that, we're back to normal. By the end of this week, we are looking at mid to high 70s already. Woot!

Anyway, this past weekend we had plans of going back to a park we stumbled upon the a weekend ago. We thought we could go canoeing because the park has this river and they rent out canoes for park visitors. We really like the park so much that's why we planned in coming back so soon. But because of the freezing weather on both days [Saturday/Sunday], the plan went kaput. Instead, we stayed home on Saturday. Yesterday, Sunday, I decided to drag my sidekicks to the stores to buy some stuff for the box I'm sending back home. We also went to the Philippine store for my 'supplies'. Now, how ironic is that? First we went to get stuff from here that I can send to my family in the Philippines...then we went to the Philippine store so I can get stuff from the Philippines. Yep, we're never satisfied with what we have, are we? I guess it is how it is, eh? Since BIL's house is near the Philippine store, we decided to swing by their place to say hi. Needless to say, it's a very long "hi" because we were there for hours.

That's basically how our week & weekend went. Nothing exciting...even on Vday which was like any ordinary day with the exception of some cards exchanged and a couple boxes of chocolates.

Have a great week ahead!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


I saw this in my FB and I, of course, find it funny. I'm sure those on the 'other side' don't find it as funny. The temperature here today will be in the 70s again. It's about to change though because rain and a little bit of cold weather are fast approaching.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Another Week...

Wow. It's like days are just flying us by. Before we know it the 'ber' months will be rolling in. Oopps...let me hold it right there...let's not go there yet. Let's enjoy the weekend first, eh?

No plans yet here for the weekend. I have a 'feeling' we may go biking though. Hub's doctor advised him to try biking to help him lose a few pounds. He's actually happy with his weight but his back is not. Since it's not really that big of a deal because he only needs to shed about 5 to 10 pounds, 15 at most,  the doctor just told him to find something he enjoys doing and do it to increase his activities, especially on the weekend. It seems our driving around on the weekend where he's stationary for the most part doesn't count because he's not really moving, like 'really moving'. Since we have our 'trikes' in the garage, we figured we can use them and have fun together at the same time exercise. We barely use those bikes anyway because I don't like biking on the street. I hate looking behind us to see if there are cars coming. This time we're going on a bike trail so no need for me to worry about incoming cars...just incoming bikes. Ha!

Anyway, I'm sure we'll still go on those 'aimless driving' we love to do so much. We'll just have to squeeze in some things we can do that will make us move more instead of just sitting in the car sight seeing. Speaking of the 'aimless driving', I promised somebody that I will be posting some pics from some of those trips. The pictures are nothing exciting since we don't normally stop during these drives. We just drive and drive and then drive home. But a promise is a promise so here are some photos from the few times we stopped to enjoy the view outside of the car....

Monday, February 4, 2013

Allergy Attack

It's been a while since I had one but I guess nothing lasts forever, eh? Lack of sleep and change in weather...these are the 2 biggest factors that can trigger my worst allergy attacks. If I don't get to sleep before midnight for a few consecutive nights [2 or more], then I can expect some sniffling for a day or so. As far as the weather goes, if it's cold [mid-60s or lower] and I don't bundle up soon enough, then that calls an allergy attack. If I factor in both at the same time, I end up with a day like today. Constant sneezing, non-stop sniffling and blowing of nose which would result to a sore nose for the days to come. Ugh! That's my life today anyway.

Other than that...things are fine around here. It's a slow start for this week but that doesn't really mean anything. There are weeks when it starts slowly [work-wise anyway] then it picks up as we go. I'm just glad it's not as busy today because I've been sniffling so much and all I can think about is going back to bed. That's all I can do about it anyway ~ think about it [going back to bed] because I have about 8 hours to go before that can be a reality so I decided to blog instead.

The weekend went by fast as usual. We went driving around last Saturday. I think we went up to 3 different counties north of us just to explore. Just like the last several times we did this, no destination in mind. We just wanted to see the areas around here. We were out for a few hours and came back home just in time for dinner. We decided to pick up some food on the way home instead of stopping to eat out. That way I didn't have to cook or prepare anything and we can eat with our feet up in the comfort of home. Plain and simple. The next day, Sunday, was a stay indoors day. I did a few loads of laundry and watched some shows on Netflix and on You Tube. It's also the Superbowl so hubby watched the game as well. I didn't watch since my team didn't make it. I just watched some commercials whenever I could. I wasn't that interested because I can catch them online anytime anyway so why bother, right?

I guess this explains how I'm feeling right now ~ thanks to my allergies....


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